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Re: (dmm): Run arbitrary UNIX commands on webserver without telnet

by dmmiller2k (Chaplain)
on Oct 30, 2001 at 23:26 UTC ( #122167=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to (jeffa) Re: Run arbitrary UNIX commands on webserver without telnet
in thread Run arbitrary UNIX commands on webserver without telnet

I can see this discussion has somehow gone off on a tangent.

This approach was NOT (repeat: NOT) ever meant for USERS to see, much less use.

It is, temporarily, a way to:
  • find out the cwd (e.g., by running 'pwd'), for example, in order to install some script you got from somewhere that needs to know where it is installed,
  • unpack a gzipped tarball you just FTP'ed onto a site ('zcat whatever.tar.gz|tar -xvf -'),
  • determine the version of perl you're running ('perl -V')
  • etc.

Once again, this is not for users. It is for me, the developer!

dmm


You can give a man a fish and feed him for a day ...
Or, you can teach him to fish and feed him for a lifetime


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(jeffa) 2Re: (dmm): Run arbitrary UNIX commands on webserver without telnet
by jeffa (Bishop) on Oct 30, 2001 at 23:36 UTC
    Ah, okay - i see the difference now. But remember this, it is for you AND anyone who hacks your packets while you run this.

    jeffa

    You can give a man a fire and warm him for a day . . .
    or you could set the man on fire and keep him warm for a lifetime

    (quote stolen from boo_radley)

      touché

      dmm

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